Category Archives: Viva

With the Best of Intentions

I am not sure this picture caught it well, and I had to rush to get my camera on, but basically, someone put a planter exactly where the bus door opens–two planters in fact.  Not only that, but the plants … Continue reading

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A Bag Spawns Thoughts Literary

When I read the book Time Was Soft There, I felt a kind of kinship with The Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. I cannot say if it was because of the writing, or just the idea of the place spoke to … Continue reading

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Cameraderie on the Commute

I frequently write about my commutes because they are often filled with interesting characters, (beautiful, frustrating, or weird) or they are composed of somewhat undecipherable random events. Though this might give you a rather skewed view of my ride to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Story of Ducks, Phone Calls, and Airplanes

I don’t know how much stock I put in destiny or fate, or whatever it is called. When one looks at a series of events that lead up to a big event, it seems so easy to dissect and give … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

I am a little odd in that big changes don’t provoke a big reaction in me. Businesses go under, or elections usher in new governments, or the change the taste of Coke (again) and I mostly shrug. However, make a … Continue reading

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Why I Couldn’t Talk To The Woman With Purple Hair

Sometimes I feel like I am living the movie “They Live.” Sometimes, when I glance at things, I see things that just can’t be real.  I see things that force me to look again, and even after that second look … Continue reading

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Drama on the Viva

Lately, I haven’t written many Perfect Moment posts. Yes, there have been some, but there have been other posts (trip preparation for example) which don’t exactly fit the title.  I have to apologize for that, but I can’t promise to … Continue reading

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Mid-Autumn Morning

My walk to the bus stop confirmed the thing I already knew to be true. The leaves, though some holding their colours and precarious hold on trees, were, for the most part, now detached, lying on the grass, the pavement … Continue reading

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Lies MY Bus Stop Tells Me

Modern technology has come a long way.  My bus stop can now tell me when the next bus is coming.  It certainly beats trying to figure out a confusing schedule written by a some sort of cryptographer or exotic language … Continue reading

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When the Bus Driver Has Something to Say

Today’s perfect moment comes courtesy of my bus driver. In what I believe to be a rare feat, he took to the bus P.A. system to editorialize our ride home.  Don’t get me wrong, the P.A. system does get used, … Continue reading

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